• Hadleigh Country Park
  • Hadleigh Country Park
  • Hadleigh Country Park

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Open daily from 8am-dusk.

Hadleigh Country Park in the South of Essex provides the perfect landscape for activities such as walking, cycling and even water sports in the summer months. With magnificent views, historical aspects and one of the UK’s top mountain biking courses, Hadleigh is the ideal place to blow away the cobwebs.

Mountain biking
Home of mountain biking at the London 2012 Olympics, this world-class sporting venue boasts a huge network of bike trails alongside a large car park, café, bike shop and hire, classroom and children’s play area. The tracks are free to ride.

Not a pro? Don’t worry – we’ve added extra trails to the Olympic course so that anyone can have a go.

Walking and wildlife
At 152 hectares (387 acres), Hadleigh Park is one of the largest in Essex, renowned for its views and undulating hills, pasture, hay meadow and marsh, old hedgerows and ponds, making it an ideal place to walk.

In spring, the bluebells, archangel and celandine put on a magnificent display. Summer sees the meadows in bloom with scores of butterflies drifting over, ideal for a picnic. In autumn, blackberries and sloes are a great attraction. Winter brings large flocks of birds and perhaps a chance to go sledging.

Historical features
Step back and glimpse history at the replica Iron Age roundhouse adjacent to the carpark or take a pleasant 1km walk to visit the impressive 13th century ruin of Hadleigh Castle. The Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm with its tea rooms and rare breed centre has been supporting community members to develop employment skills for over 100 years.

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Guide Prices

Free entry
Car parking charges apply
Up to 1 hour £2.80
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.20
All day £6.30

Facilities

Catering

  • Picnic site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The main car park is at the bottom of Chapel Lane, off the A13 London Road in Hadleigh, near to Morrison's Supermarket.  

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Benfleet, which is 1 mile away.

Hadleigh Country Park

Type:Country Park

Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP

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Awards

  • Other AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2020

Opening Times

* Opening details: 8am to dusk

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